Last Weekly Update of February 2019

My mental health isn’t great this week, so this is going to be a super brief update. ❤

The template I’m using for these updates is WWW Wednesday, hosted by Taking on a World of Words and recommended to me by Destiny at Howling Libraries.

What am I currently reading?

Red, White, and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

What have I finished reading since my last update?

Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson. ⭐️⭐️ 2.5 stars. REP: Main characters are American, Russian, and Japanese. One main character ends up disabled through the course of the book. CW: Sexism and racism, especially Islamophobia. I’m realizing that a lot of my problem with sci-fi is when it’s more focused on the concepts than character development. This book had that issue for me. Also, it was very long (for me, 23 hours of audiobook is a lot).

Empire of Light by Alex Harrow. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 stars. REP: Damian is gay, demi, and a POC. Aris is pan and polyam, and Raeyn (my bae) is pan. CW: Alex provides a full list of warnings at the beginning of their book. Big ones include a history of sexual assault, a trust violations within a relationship, and unwanted groping. Also violence. Lots of violence. The plan is that there will be a full review of this book up on my blog soon. I wrote it to post today but then it got deleted, which is why you’re getting this a day earlier than I meant! Anyway, keep an eye out for that soon. ^_^ Suffice it to say I loved it a whole lot.

What do I plan to read between now and my next update?

Once and Future by Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy

Also a fluffy audiobook… still deciding which one.

That’s it! Have you read any of these? Any thoughts on what I should read soon? Let me know in the comments!

PS Please buy Empire of Light here (e-book), here (signed paperback), Amazon, or anywhere ebooks are sold.

Author: SeeOwlRead

They/She. I’m a queer reviewer and librarian.

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